Weir, Shirley Ann – Age 81 of Meagher’s Grant passed away peacefully at home on September 10, 2021 in the company of her husband, Frank Ientile and her constant bedside companion, Mew.
Born in Alexandria, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Margaret (Stewart) Weir. Her father, whom she idealized, was the embodiment of devotion, doing whatever he could in hard times to provide for his family, from struggling alone to find work in B.C. and writing his daughter to tell her not to worry and to reassure her that things would finally work out. He was eventually able to find steady work and move the family to Rougemont, Quebec, where Shirley and her brothers were mostly raised.
Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her dear brothers, Norman and Wayne.
She is survived by her brother, Larry (Yvette); nieces, Jennifer(Richard), Laura(Ryan); and nephew, Wesley(Carlos); sister-in-law, Francine; nieces, Nicole (Antonin), Maryse (Gerry); and nephew, Steve (Vicky); as well as several grandnieces and grandnephews. The entire Weir and Ientile family, as well as dear friends and cousins, have expressed how deeply grateful they are for the grace and love she has brought to their lives.
For the larger part of her adult life, Shirley worked for “Santa” at a toy company named Coleco (Canada) Ltd; it was there that I was fortunate enough to meet her and where our love blossomed through many vacation and camping trips to the Maritimes into what would become the home and garden of our dreams.
Shirley loved life with a healthy balance of joyous wonder for all its natural beauty and creative splendour, along with a courageous and compassionate outrage for its tragic suffering. She was in the simplest of terms, an authentically beautiful human being; and as her natural spouse and soulmate of 39 years I must express my profoundest gratitude:
I have been blessed by the deepest intimacy of your love’s devotion and my heart has been held in the arms of its belonging
O how I loved you beyond all fears
For joy it was that smiled through my tears
To know I belonged and was held in your arms
For what seemed an eternity of love
Within the chronicle of our years
Thank you for the beauty and the joy
Thank you for the laughter and the tears
Thank you for the courage and the grace of your precious life and love
It has been the greatest and profoundest spiritual communion of love my life has ever known
This is not a final farewell my love
And in the eternity of love we both believe in
May we blessed to love each other again, and again, and again…
I love you, I love you, I love you…
Special thanks to Lynn for her considerable thoughtful care, and to Shannon, Allison, Loralee, Felicia, Sonya, Mark, and Maureen for their personal considerate continuing care; to Lindsay and the other palliative care doctors for their professional support; and to Nicole, Gorden, and Anne for their thoughtful compassionate efforts.
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September 10 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Shirley Ann Weir September 10 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Upper-Musquodoboit, Province: Nova Scotia